44 KNOTS:SSW by Beki Davies
Ink on Fabriano paper
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My arts practice is situated within the genre of Contemporary Landscape, exploring themes of Place and the geographic identity of changing spaces. I am a multi-disciplinary artist that employs the mediums of print, photography, ceramic sculpture and drawing to explore the phenomenology of Place. Imbedding the work with the experience of being in the landscape, is integral to my process. My goal is to connect to landscape, and to the greater dynamic of Place; and explore how that site is being changed by forces, both natural and otherwise.
44 Knots: SSW is part of a larger body of work made while undertaking an Artist Residency at the Pickers Hut in Tasmania, 2019. The work aims to create a visual documentation of the recorded wind speeds over each day of the residency. Using elements of the site, I became a collaborator with Place, using the wind and rain of the Huon Valley on the paper as the ink was drying, to capture not only the movement but feeling of Tasmania’s ever present, wind and wild skies. The illustrative components my work, are expressive of recurring patterns found within the landscape. My objective is not to depict but rather to evoke.